Friday, February 26, 2016

Data encryption: Double-edge sword ~ By Phil Elmore

Phil Elmore notes everyday Net users want info secured ... but so do terrorists

Phil Elmore
The question about the Apple vs FBI controversy, being that the FBI wants to know what is on one of the terrorists' phones who was involved in the terror attack in San Bernadino, California, has focused on a desire to keep our government from interfering with our privacy rights. Phil Elmore explains in this column why data security through end-to-end encryption does have it's own troubling issues of it's own, with the primary concern being that any kind of surveillance of their communications will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, for our government agencies attempting to keep us safe.

Should we be worried that terrorists will use end-to-end encryption to safeguard their plots? If encryption becomes the rule rather than the exception across our Internet infrastructure, are we locking ourselves out from the very data on which our security personnel should be keeping an eye? Maybe … and then again, maybe not.


Data encryption: Double-edge sword

Do you use Skype? Do you use Gmail? Do you use any of several other commonly employed data transfer, data storage, or communications systems on the Internet? If you do, your data are vulnerable to attack. You already know this. Companies are working to encrypt your data for greater safety, and you already know that, too.…

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